In my e-mail box this morning was this great quote from Shawnee Chief Tecumseh, (1768-1813). In this time of turmoil and unrest in this great Nation, these words of wisdom from the first group of American citizens, subjected to being socialized by the early settlers, i.e., American Indians, is so apropo to read, before partaking of the Thanksgiving feast.

This is issue number 799, which means I have almost 800 articles posted on my web-site since I began blogging 4 years ago.

“Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.
Trouble no one about his religion. Respect others in their views and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life.

Seek to make your life long and of service to your people.
Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, or even a stranger, if in a lonely place. Show respect to all people but grovel to none.

When you rise in the morning, give thanks to the LIGHT for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of reading.
If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.

Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.

When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time, to live their lives over again, in a different way.

Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.

Have a safe and fun time Thanksgiving!!!




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